The Vaccine Injury Table (Table) makes it easier for some people to get compensation.
• The Table lists and explains injuries/conditions that are presumed to be caused by vaccines.
• It also lists time periods in which the first symptom of these injuries/conditions must occur after receiving the vaccine.
• If the first symptom of these injuries/conditions occurs within the listed time periods, it is presumed that the vaccine was the cause of the injury or condition unless another cause is found. For example, if you received the tetanus vaccines and had a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) within 4 hours after receiving the vaccine, then it is presumed that the tetanus vaccine caused the injury if no other cause is found.
If your injury/condition is not on the Table or if your injury/condition did not occur within the time period on the Table, you must prove that the vaccine caused the injury/condition. Such proof must be based on medical records or opinion, which may include expert witness testimony.
8. Varicella vaccine
9. Rotavirus vaccine
10. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines
11. Hepatitus A vaccines
12. Trivalent influenza vaccines
13. Meningococcal vaccines
14. Human papillomavirous (HPV) vaccines
15. Any new vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for routine administration to children, after publication by the Secretary of a notice of coverage.
1. Vaccines containing tetanus toxoid (for example, DTaP, DTP, DT, Td, or TT)
2. Vaccines containing whole cell pertussis bacteria, extracted or partial cell pertussis bacteria, or specific pertussis antigen(s) (for example, DTP, DTaP, P, DTP-Hib)
3. Measles, mumps, rubella vaccine or any of its components (for example, MMR, MR, M, R)
4. Vaccines containing polio live virus (for example, MMR, MR, M)
5. Vaccines containing polio inactivated virus (for example, IPV)
6. Hepatitis B. vaccines
7. Hemophilus influenza type b polysaccharide conjugate vaccines